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  • The basics: The $7 million, multi-purpose Mustang Stadium at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md., features about 2,700 square feet of solar-control glass that provides clear hilltop views of the surrounding community while reducing the stadium’s energy use. When designing Mustang Stadium, lead architect Andrew Kulp faced the challenge of bathing the interior of the building in light while...
  • The basics: Soaring above the brick facade of the Museum of Art at Georgia's Savannah College of Art and Design is an 86-foot-tall, semi-transparent channel glass tower. This tower is the first to use hurricane-rated channel glass in a horizontal, dual-glazed configuration without additional support, according to a Technical Glass Products release. To meet code, the installation had to satisfy...
  • The basics: MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital’s Dally Tower in Puyallup, Wash., received a new look with the installation of a fire-rated curtain wall and updated daylighting. The building features glass canopy-covered entries, expansive windows and circulation hubs―all oriented to allow light to easily transfer between interior spaces. The nine-story, 357,000-square-foot facility now offers...
  • The basics: The Empire State Building recently received an extensive renovation that included an update to the panoramic windows on the 102nd floor observation deck. The 102nd floor is the highest observatory at the New York City landmark, and the renovation team faced the challenge of offering time-tested clear, unobstructed views from its windows. For the project, the team chose a combination...
  • The basics: In an effort to improve building energy performance, owners of the Energy Star-rated Kevon office building in Pennsauken, N.J., recently installed the Renovate by Berkowitz (RbB) window system. Although much of the building incorporates energy-saving technologies, the original 1971 windows were constructed without energy-efficient features. The building owners updated all 651 windows...
  • The basics: The team in charge of renovating the exterior of the Federico Degetau Federal Building and the Clemente Ruiz Nazario U.S. Courthouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico, faced notable challenges. Built in the 1970s, both buildings were in need of repair, including replacement of deteriorating windows. The basic challenge was to protect the federal office buildings and their occupants while...
  • The basics: An elevated glass walkway serves as a showcase design feature of the new international terminal at Edmonton International Airport in Alberta, Canada. The design team wanted specific blue-colored glass floor panels along the walkway that would provide a modern look while still maintaining the privacy of travelers walking on it. To be successful in a busy airport, the glass floor panels...
  • The basics: This 12-story, multi-use, public housing development is the home of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, and 108 units for the elderly and/or disabled. Constructed in 1975, the 98,000-square-foot building required significant upgrades. A $10 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, supplemented by $4.5 million from the SHRA, funded the project, which included...
  • The basics: Maine's Woolwich School recently underwent a $16.2 million renovation to provide for larger, daylit classroom spaces. Daylighting studies have shown that high levels of daylight in schools increase attendance and achievement rates, reduce fatigue and improve health, according to a release from Unicel Architectural. To maximize daylighting while avoiding issues of glare and...
  • The basics: The 30-story Kirby Drive Tower, a luxury condominium tower in Houston, was given a facelift that included installation of a sleek and modern frameless glass railing system on 143 balconies. The durable glass railings provide unobstructed views to residents. More than 3,500 linear feet of glass railing systems were retrofitted to the tower balconies.The players: Glass balcony system...
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